Homestead Credit and Exemption Information
On May 4, 2023, Governor Reynolds signed House File 718, establishing a homestead tax credit exemption for claimants 65 years of age or older.
In addition to the homestead tax credit, eligible claimants who own the home they live in and are 65 years of age or older on or before January 1 of the assessment year are now eligible for a homestead tax exemption. For the assessment year beginning on January 1, 2023, the exemption is for $3,250 of taxable value. For assessment years beginning on or after January 1, 2024, the exemption is for $6,500 of taxable value. An exemption is a reduction in the taxable value of the property rather than a direct reduction in the amount of property tax you pay.
Please come to our office at 401 Moorhead St in Ida Grove, to apply for the new exemption or to provide proof of your Date of Birth to be added to your existing application. Applications are due July 1 for the 2023 assessment year. If the exemption is granted, the exemption will be allowed for future years without future filing as long as the claimant continues to qualify.
This form is currently available to fill out on our site under Forms/Sales Data. A blank form is also available at the Department of Revenue's website:
You can fill out and email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please call us with questions at 712-364-3622.
Our office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday
NEW IN 2023! Assessment questions answered. On the left click Forms/Sales Data and under Forms click Assessment FAQ.
NOTICE: If you recieve a text message stating "Your property report is complete, click this link to view". These are not from our office. We mail information to property owners only, and do not maintain a phone database. These emails are likely "phishing" emails being used to attempt to retrieve personal information. Please be cautious!
Helpful Hint: When searching parcels by PID (parcel identification) number on the GIS Map, do not use the dashes in the PID. To search 01-20-301 you would enter: 0120301.
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